Wairau River Pinot Noir Estate 2017

Established in 1978, the Rose family estate vineyards are situated on the banks of the Wairau River (pronounced "why-raow"). Low crops and ripe fruit produce wine that has become renowned for exhibiting intense fruit characteristics and classical elegance. The palate is soft and generous with delicate primary fruit characters of wild berries shadowed by subtle toasty oak.

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Wairau River Pinot Noir Estate 2017

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  • Style

    Classic, Delicate, Elegant, Spicy

  • Varietal

    Pinot Noir

  • Flavor

    Blend-Spices, Cherry

  • Aroma

    Lifted aromas of ripe cherries and spice lead this wine

  • Pairings

    Lamb, Pork, Poultry

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Established in 1978, the Rose family estate vineyards are situated on the banks of the Wairau River (pronounced "why-raow"). Low crops and ripe fruit produce wine that has become renowned for exhibiting intense fruit characteristics and classical elegance. The palate is soft and generous with delicate primary fruit characters of wild berries shadowed by subtle toasty oak.

Wine Facts

BOTTLE SIZE

750 ml

ALCOHOL %

13%

WINEMAKER

Sam Rose

AGING

The wine was then transferred to French barriques for 10 months. After blending the wine was left to settle before bottling on the Wairau River Estate.

FERMENTATION

Harvested in the cool hours of the morning the grapes were cold soaked for 4 days in open fermenters and the juice was fermented through to dryness.

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